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Home Buyers Survey in Heysham

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heysham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heysham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Heysham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heysham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Heysham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Heysham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Heysham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Heysham property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Heysham property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Heysham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a property proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors in Heysham will note any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Lancaster Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency house in Heysham that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a kind of render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is very similar to plaster to work with. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Heysham Home Buyers Suveys sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water culminating in the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Heysham house built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Heysham HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Heysham buyers. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like warped window frames in the garage or cracks along the garage ceiling can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Heysham, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Heysham subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Heysham and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.